BETWWTS.COM Announces Exclusive Odds for July 4th Hot Dog Contest

ST. JOHNS, ANTIGUA (July 1, 2002) - The ultimate contest pitting man against frankfurter, Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Competition has been a staple of the Fourth of July holiday since 1916. For the first time in its history, fans can place bets on the overindulging contest as today announced the official odds on this year's hot dog eating competition.

A leading offshore gaming company since 1992, has created numerous wagering options on the world renowned eating contest including odds on who will win the coveted Mustard Yellow Championship Belt, the World Cup of competitive eating. Reigning champion and world record holder Takeru "Tsunami" Kobayashi is the overwhelming favorite to win this year's contest at 1/2 odds (i.e., win $1 for every $2 bet) while giving the other contestants 20 hot dogs. The other competitive eating stars that may challenge the "Tsunami" include Eric Booker (9/5), Oleg Zhornitsky (4/1) and Charles Hardy (7/1). All other participants have been included in "The Field," currently listed as a 10/1 long shot.

Customers may also wager on unique over/under lines on the number of hot dogs the four favorites will eat in this year's contest. The over/under line for Kobayashi, who downed an unprecedented 50 hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes at last year's contest, is listed at 50 while the over/under line for the next closest competitor is 28. Fans can also bet on the exact number of hot dogs each entrant eats and the total number of hot dogs consumed by all 20 participants in this year's contest.

"As the official sports book of the Nathan's contest, is pleased to offer betting options for the first time on this popular event," said Jessica Davis, Vice President of "Kobayashi is such a force in the world of competitive eating that not only have we listed him with the best chance to win, but our company has decided to bet on the favorite by sponsoring the returning champ's headband."

The world record holder for hot dog consumption will wear a headband as he devours Nathan's Famous franks on July Fourth. In addition, will weigh Kobayashi before the contest and upon its completion and will take wagers on how much weight the reigning champion will gain during the event. Last year Kobayashi gained nearly a pound a minute during the event while shattering the previous record.

All current odds are subject to change. will accept wagers on the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest until 11 a.m. EST on July 4th, one hour before the official start of the competition. To view the complete list of betting options available, please visit

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